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40th GTP Annual Conference

Date

27.5.2022
until
29.5.2022

 

 

Venue

Basel, Switzerland

 

Organizors

Dr. Charlotte Adamczick
Dr. Gudrun Jäger

27-29th May 2022          

Basel, Switzerland

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Conflict of interest and sponsorship declaration

The content of this event will be designed to be product and service neutral. We confirm that the scientific management and the speakers will disclose potential conflicts of interest to the participants. There is no sponsorship of the event.

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Banking details:
Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie und
Internationale Kindergesundheit (GTP) e. V.
Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03
BIC: GENODEM1AHL

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Paediatric ETAT+ trainings 2021

 

22nd-24th October 2021 in Hamburg, Germany

There is a waiting list for this course. Applications for the waiting list are welcome.

 

Overview

  • Target group: Doctors and nursing staff with work experience, who are preparing for a placement abroad
  • Course language: English
  • Organizers: working group ETAT of GTP
  • Venue: Kinderkrankenhaus Wilhelmstift Hamburg, Germany (May, October), University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Germany (July)
  • Fees: Doctors 300€, Nursing staff 150€
  • Course leaflet for further information
  • Registration

 

The concept ETAT

ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment) is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in first-level facility-based care in East Africa and Asia, thereby reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and periurban areas.

ETAT guidelines are designed to deal with common problems in paediatric departments in low resource setting where

  • Inpatient mortality is high.
  • Many of the patients die within 24 hours of admission

Common problems are e.g. inadequate service, low training level of staff, especially in emergency care, no or few written protocols, delays in initiating care. ETAT guidelines are developed by WHO and are adapted from the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) guidelines used in western countries. ETAT guidelines are specifically aligned to common problems in the paediatric basic emergency care of in institutions with limited resources. They identify children with immediately life-threatening conditions which are most frequently seen in developing countries, such as obstruction of the airway and other breathing problems caused by infections, shock, severely altered central nervous system function (coma or convulsions), and severe dehydration in a structured and comprehensible manner and present simple yet clear guidelines for their medical care.

These guidelines were developed in Malawi, and were field-tested in several other countries including Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya and Niger.

In many places, ETAT is the cornerstone of decision making at first contact with a patient.

 

The paediatric ETAT+ course

The working group ETAT emerged within the GTP on the initiative of three alumni of the Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics (TropPaed), who have experienced the clinical significance of ETAT on various missions abroad. They have been trained as tutors and have lead trainings abroad. The first ETAT+ training by this working group was held successfully in September 2018 in Witten/Herdecke and received very positive feedback. The training is now becoming a regular event.

The course focusses on improving global child health through capacity building as well as assessment and treatment of sick children in low resource settings. It offers an introduction to a well-organized “critical care pathway” and good quality, basic paediatric emergency care, which can help to reduce paediatric hospital mortality.

Course content

Besides from lectures, the course is based on an interactive training. Skills stations include:

  • Bag and mask application
  • Intraosseous canula insertion
  • CPR of children and neonates
  • Many practical case simulations
Course objectives
  • Triage all sick children when they arrive at a health facility, into the following categories:
    • those with emergency signs
    • those with priority signs
    • those who are non-urgent cases
  • Assess a child’s airway and breathing and give emergency treatments.
  • Assess the child’s status of circulation and level of consciousness.
  • Manage shock, coma, and convulsions in a child.
  • Assess and manage severe dehydration in a child with diarrhoea.
  • Manage acute severe malnutrition.
  • Manage a sick neonate and a premature baby.
  • Assess and manage burns and trauma in a child.
  • Plan and implement ETAT in your own working area.
Impressions from the last course

"I liked all of the practical sessions – all very useful.”
“Very practical and structured training.”
“I liked the trainer team: good mixture, lots of experience, passionate teaching.”


TropPaed 2022 - 12th Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health

This 5-day-course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child health was initiated in 2010 and has ever since taken place and been developed further on a yearly basis. It addresses the most important medical, intercultural, political and infrastructural aspects of Global Child Health.

Datum

22nd-27th May 2022

Ort

Schloß Rauischholzhausen

Info

Max. participants: 50
Kurssprache: Englisch

Welcome!

After the cancellation of the course in 2021 due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to welcoming you again in Rauisscholzhausen in 2022!

The registration will be activated shortly. Furthermore, we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter, through which you will receive up-to-date information on further planning.

In 2022 we will again bei offering you an interesting program of lectures, practical small group work and clinically oriented seminars. In addition, there will be plenty of time for international exchange of plans and experiences.

As our planning progresses, you will continually find more details about the schedule and lecturers on this page.

Provisional Schedule

Here you can find the preliminary topics of the course. There will be an evening program and case presentations from our international guests on some of the days.

  • Registration and introduction.
  • Introduction to Global Child Health
  • WHO programs and international collaborations
  • International communication
  • Challenges in setting up a paediatric department
  • Contributions from other specialties (i.e. surgery, dermatology, oncology, …)
  • Psychosocial apects of paediatrics

  • Introduction into the caring for a critically ill child in a resource-limited setting
  • Practical workshops regarding “the critically ill child” – i.e. malaria, neurological or respiratory emergencies, malnutrition, shock and ETAT
  • Scientific research and data collection

  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Neonatology
  • Practical workshops regarding interventions in a resource-limited setting (i.e. invasive techniques, KMC, bCPAP, hospital and community neonatology)
  • Introduction into the big topics HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • With whom and how to work abroad

  • Practical workshops about HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • Contributions from other specialties (i.e. surgery, dermatology, oncology, family medicine, …)
  • Health systems in unstable countries
  • The role of the foreign paediatrician abroad

  • Laboratories in resource-limited settings
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Updates on tropical medicine
  • Feedback, test and departure

Fee and application

The course fee includes participation in the course, course materials, accommodation, food and coffee breaks for 5 days.

Not included are alcoholic beverages and drinks outside the official mealtimes as well as transportation.

Scholarships are available for colleagues from low and middle income countries. Please apply with a motivational letter and CV. Further details are to be found reading the section on “sponsoring of international colleagues“. Application deadline: 15th July 2019

Applications are currently closed

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Course venue

The course has previously been taking place at Schloß Rauischholzhausen which is the conference center of the University of Gießen. We were happy to be able to host our course at this historical and beautiful site. It offered learning space and accommodation combined in the same building and due to the affiliation with the University the prices are fair. A good variety of seminar rooms compliment our course concept of combining lectures with small group activities. Moving our course to this location in 2016 has proven to have been worthwhile. The castle is about to be rennovated in due time so we might need to move to a different location. We will make sure to find a suitable venue.

Schloßpark 1, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund

GTP ultrasound courses

We have started offering ultrasound courses outside of Germany in 2017. In our courses you will have the chance to get to know pathologies specific of the region while being supervised by experienced sonographers. During your leasure time you'll be able expore parts of the hosting country. The main target group for our courses are doctors in training. They will be taught alongside local residents and specialists with no or little experience in sonography.

Next courses

Date to be announced ~  General sonography ~  venue to be announced
  • Arrival in xxx on xxxx
  • Venue: TBA
  • Participants: 20 European and local doctors
  • Course fees: 500 Euros (900 Euro in combination with the echokardiography training)
  • Further expenses: Flights to and from xxx and accommodation need to be booked by yourself. We are happy to provide suggestions on accommodation, visa, vaccinations and travel preparations.
  • Organizors: TBA
  • Tutors: TBA
  • Please send your application to Dr. Christian Schmidt (email)
Date to be announced ~  Echokardiography ~  venue to be announced
  • Arrival in xxxx on xxxx
  • Venue: TBA
  • Participants: 20 European and local doctors
  • Course fees: 500 Euros (900 Euro in combination with the general sonography training)
  • Further expenses: Flights to and from xxx and accommodation need to be booked by yourself. We are happy to provide suggestions on accommodation, visa, vaccinations and travel preparations.
  • Organizors: TBA
  • Tutors: TBA
  • Please send you application to Dr. Christian Schmidt (email)

 

Course archive

04.11.-08.11.2019  /  Echokardiography  /  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
28.10.-01.11.2019  /  General sonography (Head, thorax, abdomen)  /  Mwanza, Tanzania
11.05.-21.05.2019  /  General sonography  /  Kathmandu, Nepal
05.11.-09.11.2018  /  Echokardiography  /  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
29.10.-02.11.2018  /  General sonography (Head, thorax, abdomen)  /  Mwanza, Tanzania
06.11.-15.11.2017  /  General sonography and echokardiography  /  Mwanza, Tanzania